W. E. B. Du Bois And The Civil Rights Movement

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Equality and the means of obtaining fair treatment of all people has always existed as a controversial topic of debate. Even just the mention of civil rights generates heated discussions and usually leads to aggression. All the hostility and violence ensued from outraged activists destroys thousands families and towns. W.E.B. Du Bois, an equal rights revolutionary during the early 1900s, advocates for these vicious and fierce fighting tactics, in which the end results justify the mode. On the opposition, Booker T. Washington exemplifies the contrasting method of harmony and hard work to acquire a fair stance in society. Both ideals set the precedent for those pursuing equality and how they would achieve it. However, to gain civil rights, a pacifistic method, rather than a consequential technique, achieves more effective results because of previous civil rights leader 's successes, the people’s reactions, and modern cases of protest. Even in early history, civil rights advocates utilized several different and peaceful resistance …show more content…
She took a stand against racial prejudice and segregation with her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man. This led to the Montgomery bus boycott and the rapid advancement of the civil rights movement (“Rosa Parks”). Her nonviolent style of protest also heightened and encouraged the amount of pacifistic objections across the nation for blacks (“Rosa Parks”). Across the world in Africa, Nelson Mandela famously countered the racial segregation there, first by utilizing peaceful measures, then by a more forceful and vicious style. However, eventually Mandela recognized an amicable compromise as the only option to avoid catastrophic uprisings (“Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela”). He pushed agreements between the battling Hutu and Tutsi tribes, simultaneously ending the civil war that had been transpiring for seven years (“Nelson Rolihlahla

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